9 Things ‘Starship Troopers’ Correctly Predicted About Today’s Tech

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“Starship Troopers” has pretty much everything you want from a satirical science-fiction action flick.

There’s the over-the-top action, with guns that hold seemingly infinite ammo.

There’s the incredibly cheesy dialogue, with such gems as, “The only good bug is a dead bug!”

And then there’s the awesome technology that the makers predicted we’d have in the future.

While much of it’s still in the realm of fantasy — like faster-than-light space travel — the movie also predicted many things that are already part of our everyday tech.

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title=”You’d think that discs would be outdated in the future, but it actually makes sense. When you have ships that can travel faster than light, sending data wirelessly (which can only move at the speed of light) is slow in comparison. In fact, with today’s tech, physically sending media like SD cards has a higher ‘bandwidth’ than the entire Internet is capable of.”
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title=”Like today’s military, the Federation in Starship Troopers uses renewable energy because of its versatility and easier logistics. After all, it’s easier to put up a wind turbine than to constantly ship in fuel.”
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